Category Adventcalendar

Dec
17
2017

Türchen 17: The Future of Localiz(s)ation in Magento

? Those of you around for the announcement of Magento 1 may recall one… of the most significant features, of allll… ? Serving catalog and marketing content for multiple locales from one cohesive application instance is a Big Deal®. Those of you who are new (or at least newer) to the world of digital commerce […]

Dec
16
2017

Türchen 16: 6 Ways to be Inclusive in the Magento Community

Am I the only one who finds themselves saying “Yes, absolutely, I’ll contribute a blog post!” and then sits at their laptop with wartime flashbacks of university papers wondering what on earth to choose as a topic? For the 2016 Advent Calendar, I wrote about what happens when the Magento community works together. 2016 was, […]

Dec
15
2017

Türchen 15: Magento Performance Monitoring with Grafana dashboards and alerts

So it’s almost Christmas, nearly a week to go. So in the spirit op Christmas I want to share something with you. People how know me know I love speed. Not the drugs you silly ;-). No, I love the speed of acceleration, the faster the better. That’s why I am a “Speed Junky”. In […]

Dec
13
2017

Türchen 13: Docker, docker-compose und andere Abkürzungen

Denken wir ein paar Jahre zurück, dann gab es dort nicht nur einen Weihnachtsartikel zu Docker, sondern auch einen Hype um Buzzwords wie “Dockerize your infrastructure” und ähnlichem. Als Stalker von Docker, seit seinem Beginn, kann ich heute sagen: “Es ist mehr als reif für unsere Branche!”. Dank “docker-compose” und diesen Tricks aus meinem Workflow […]

Dec
9
2017

Türchen 9: Scaling The Wall With Chains

Working with e-commerce stores, we deal with a large amount of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and payment details on a daily basis. Customers are putting their trust in us when they enter their details into our site. Hopefully, we can all agree that security is important. A security breach can be terminal to a business, […]

Dec
8
2017

Türchen 8: What to do with your new created OpenSource module after a hackathon.

Open Source is the base which brought many in the Magento Community together and is one of the many beneficial outputs the Community Hackathons produce nowadays. But what to do with a new project after the Hackathon is over? Luckily the answer is mainly took over by others by either starting to use it, or […]

Dec
7
2017

Türchen 7: Better Blocks: Magento 2 PHP View Models

Magento 2 Blocks Since the very beginning of Magento 1, all server side view layer logic was encapsulated in Block classes. This approach has not changed in Magento 2 (so far). Last week I had the chance to talk to Anton Kril of Magento and he told me I should consider switching to a new […]

Dec
5
2017

Türchen 5: How to install Magento 2 with German (de_DE) backend and frontend

These instructions describe the setup of a German language Magento 2 installation with the necessary settings for sales in Germany. Firstly, a variant of the installation of Magento 2 is described in brief. Following this, the necessary steps for the adaption to Germany by means of the language pack and the extension MageSetup are given […]

Dec
3
2017

Türchen 3: How an ORM makes data access easy from the outside

Nearly everybody that has a somewhat bigger installation knows this problem: We need to get our product/customer/order/whatever data into this other system  from this other system. How can we do it? For years my first idea was to bring up a Magento Extension that handles this. And then the same data has to go somewhere […]

Dec
2
2017

Türchen 2: Hackathons, organizers point of view

When I started to organize my first hackathon for firegento, I was looking for a checklist, a how-to or a tipps & tricks, like you find them for weddings or festivals, in order to have it a little bit easier and to become confident. And now a couple of hackathons later, I would like to […]

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